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Is the FBI a New Praetorian Guard?
Biden’s classified documents problem seems to have sprung out of nowhere. We have all been mystified why his lawyers were cleaning out a closet in his Penn Biden office on 2 November when they found classified documents. Since then, it has turned out that the FBI searched that office later in November. Since then, the FBI has searched both his houses in Delaware. Today the Washington Examiner reports that the Biden archives at the University of Delaware may be next.
While I am certainly enjoying the delicious irony of the sanctimonious Biden turning out to have classified documents stashed everywhere after he harshly criticized Trump for that, I wonder why this is all happening. Normally, you don’t have lawyers pack up and move your office, unless there is a criminal investigation or civil lawsuit involved. Normally, improprieties of senior Democratic politicos are concealed, but new scandals keep coming out. Presumably, Biden could order the FBI to stay out of his personal premises, and they would submit as an executive agency under his control. But for some reason, the scandal rolls on.
Is it possible that the FBI has decided that Biden is a liability? Have they decided to knock him out of the 2024 campaign before he makes a formal announcement? FBI meddling in the 2016 and 2020 elections was terrifying, potentially catastrophic to our republic. The FBI is clearly hostile to the conservative movement. But isn’t it even worse if they are now targeting Biden, which would mean they are also hostile to the left? While I do not like that the FBI has become a tool of the progressive movement, it would be even worse if instead the progressive movement has become a tool of the FBI.
Peter Strzok and Lisa Page breathlessly fornicated over the contingency plan that the FBI had to keep Trump out of the White House. Are there senior FBI agents doing the same against Biden? While I would be overjoyed to see President Dementia out of power, I would be deeply concerned if it was the FBI that made the decision. They would have become a praetorian guard.Published in Elections
Breaking news – the FBI will search Mike Pence’s home for classified documents. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/justice/fbi-search-mike-pence-home-classified-documents
There are two competing theories I have heard for what is going on with Biden. I think they are equally likely. The first courtesy of the Ruthless Podcast is that this is “fire from inside the tent” meaning that some rival of Biden’s possibly Kamala or Mayor Pete has decided to move to get Biden out of the way for a presidential run in 2024. The second from Dan Bongino is that someone from a different investigation flipped and started the ball rolling on the Biden documents. In other words this was a case where they unintentionally kicked over a hornets nest.
It’s possible this is spin off from the Hunter Biden investigation, assuming the FBI is acting properly…
The problem with the dumpster fire that is Biden, Inc. (Joe, brother, James and son, Hunter) is the multitude of jurisdictions their shenanigans cover. If it was just the FBI it could probably be contained. But it spills over to the State Department, IRS, ATF, Secret Service, the National Archives, etc.
Or that they are constrained in how inappropriately they can react.
It’s possible the two theories are connected. Perhaps the FBI flipped someone on the Hunter Biden investigation which led them to the documents, and then Kamala or Mayor Pete heard about it and made sure that it got leaked.
I hope one or both of your theories are right because either is much less dangerous to the republic than my praetorian guard theory.
It bothers me that your suggestion is both perfectly reasonable and obviously absurd.
They all have them! Probably relevant to stocks.
The story I heard was that team Biden heard that Hunter’s IRS problems was going to lead to some search warrants. Biden moved the White House lawyer in July to be his personal lawyer (she has top clearance) and they proceeded to run the operation on Trump as a two-for. It makes the GOP look bad before the mid-terms and it gives the DOJ a reason to not prosecute Biden.
Again …. when the Deep State wants to screw the target to the wall they come up with obscure “crimes” like FARA violations and personal finance issues with accompanying SWAT team raids and perp frogwalks for non-violent offenses …. when the the Deep State wants to promote favored corrupt career kleptocrats then the Deep State bends themselves into pretzels in an effort to “not find things” to allow their favored elected (D) thieves to keep the big DC Casino skim alive and the cash flowing back into their pockets.
They let a few swampy (R)s have a taste too so they can keep up the illusion of non-partisan status.
It would look bad not to search after sending a SWAT team to Mar A Lago. They will cover their butts by going through the motions and give Garland’s braintrust time to think of a reason why classified documents stored for years in multiple unsecured locations and probably knowingly shared with a drug addict who sold that information is less serious than a former president keeping classified documents in a single highly secure residence.
If they had not absurdly manufactured a security issue with the physical assault on Trump’s residence (on behalf of the archives?!) with yet another government-orchestrated plot to bring him down, nobody would care what Biden kept in his garage.
I concur there are certainly (R)’s getting their taste of the skim, but when the Deep State needs to pretend they are involved in actual law enforcement they don’t hold back in sacrificing an (R) or an occasional recalcitrant (D) (ie: Rod Blagojevich) to try and keep up appearances.
When has that ever happened? The FBI acting properly? No history of that in the history of the agency.
Perhaps new as in not from the first three centuries AD. However, the FBI acting as Praetorian Guard is hardly something new. They have been controlling elected officials from the beginning, spying on Congress, and committing crimes since at least Teapot Dome. It was a slighted FBI official who took down Nixon. They tried to spy on and intimidate Congressmen investigating Teapot dome. And Hoover (J. Edgar) had every politician in Washington by the short hairs, and that situation has persisted until today. And they did take down Trump. And, depending on which conspiracy theory you believe, they may have aided in taking down Kennedy. So now we have two major intelligence agency, the CIA tasked with taking down foreign governments and the FBI tasked with taking down domestic governments. Only as always, they don’t necessarily stay in their lanes, and don’t confine their activities to taking down governments, but also propping up those they favor (Not Trump–Never Trump). And they will go after now any Republican running for or winning the Presidency. And some Democrats.
Listening to Crenshaw bloviate on the FBI on the Ricochet podcast last week brought home to me what a sorry bunch of Republicans we have in Washington. He sounded like he was afraid he might be next on the FBI’s hit list, fearful of saying anything too critical of the agency at all. I never thought a Navy Seal could be so pusillanimous. But there you have it. Quaking in his boots. Mealy mouthed as he could be.
the FBI is a bureaucracy – it looks out for itself. They will back the party which supports big government.